From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Canonization (in American English and Oxford spelling) or canonisation (in majority British English) is the act by which the Catholic Church or Eastern Orthodox Church declares a deceased person to be a saint, upon which declaration the person is included in the canon, or list, of recognized saints. Originally, individuals were recognized as saints without any formal process. Later, different processes, such as those used by the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church were developed.
- Devil's advocate
- List of canonizations
- List of Christian saints after A.D. 450 (incomplete list)
- List of Christian saints before A.D. 450
- Litany of the Saints